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Tax Offset

Unread postby MacGyver- » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:02 am

So I filed my taxes as soon as I could as an identify theft prevention measure.

I see the US Treasury offset my refund by $800. I was only due $920.

They claim NYS told them to do it for back child support. The problem is I don't owe any any arrears or back support. My account has a child support credit of (-$230) and has for almost two years.

Any ideas on where I should start on this one? Honey just got an $800 payday.

Any similar experiences? I am fuming. :evil:
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Re: Tax Offset

Unread postby Outis » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:43 am

Local CS office.
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Re: Tax Offset

Unread postby MacGyver- » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:20 pm

Outis wrote:Local CS office.


Thanks.

They told me I'm not getting the money back.
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Re: Tax Offset

Unread postby Tom Kirkpatrick » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:39 pm

MacGyver- wrote:I see the US Treasury offset my refund by $800.
Whether you have CS arrearage or not, they do that simply because they can.

It'll take a court order to straighten this out. Definitely not worth $800 to fight it. They know that.

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Re: Tax Offset

Unread postby MacGyver- » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:42 pm

Yes, I learned an important lesson this year:

Never have a refund, always owe money to the government.

My W4 has been updated accordingly.
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